National Fisherman


The Maine Marine Patrol Friday night said that the lobsterman found unresponsive on the deck of his boat discovered circling in Penobscot Bay off Owls Head Lighthouse died of natural causes while his boat was underway.

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An interstate regulatory committee is set to meet to discuss new management possibilities for southern New England's imperiled lobster population.

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A plan to place new restrictions on Maine’s scalloping industry is the right way to ensure that the fishery keeps rebuilding, some fishermen say.

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At the second annual Our Ocean conference, which opens today in Chile and will address challenges to marine ecosystems around the globe, world leaders will announce the extra steps they are taking to protect the world’s oceans. And the Obama administration is helping to kick things off by announcing plans to create two new marine sanctuaries — one in Maryland, and the other in Lake Michigan.

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State wildlife officials estimate that Louisiana's recreational fishermen landed 993,963 pounds of red snapper through September 8 when Louisiana's state water red snapper season closed.

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A tanker piercing its fuel tank on a pier and leaking hundred of gallons of diesel into the Columbia River Friday is a reminder of how quickly maritime accidents happen and why its so important to have well-polished response plans.

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HAMPTON — New costs New Hampshire fishermen say will end their industry for good have been delayed by one month, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials announced this week.

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Commercial fishing for red and blue king crab will be closed again this year for Southeast Alaska. There just isn’t enough crab in the area.

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CHATHAM — The clouds may be dark, the weather stormy, but local fishermen stuck in port this week could at least celebrate two pieces of good news.

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ELLSWORTH, Maine — Fishermen are used to having to wait until they catch something, but there are many in Maine who don’t think it is right that they should have to wait a decade or more to catch lobster.

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Inside the Industry

(Bloomberg) — Millions of dead fish stretched out over 200 kilometers of central Vietnamese beaches are posing the biggest test so far for the new government.

The Communist administration led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has been criticized on social media for a lack of transparency and slow response, with thousands protesting Sunday in major cities and provincial areas.

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The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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